Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Lexus ES 300 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
Okay, so I have my car running just fine then all of a sudden I come into town from the highway and the engine dies as I come to a stop, actually, the RPMs tank before I even get close to the stop sign. I turn the key and it starts briefly and then dies again. I turn the key and as long as I keep my foot on the accelerator the car runs fine. I figured there might be an issue with the fuel filter so I put in some SeaFoam fuel system cleaner and that seemed to help a bit, but I changed the fuel filter just to be sure, and the old one was the original. I then had no problems for about a tank of gas and then the car dies again, this time I added some seafoam and some HEET, but neither has helped it idle. The car is driveable for now but I don't want to cause any more damage than I already have. I am at a loss here. Where should I start? The check engine light has been on since I have owned the car. There are no strange noises or smells and all the other components seem to be fine. Like I said so long as I keep my foot on the accelerator or the cruise control set, it stays on.
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 9:16 PM